Keeble Sliger Bennett
Graveside services for Keeble Sliger Bennett, 95, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and formerly of Ada are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery, Stonewall.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bennett passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at a Knoxville hospital.
Keeble lived at Trinity Hills Assisted Living Center for the past three and a half years after moving to be near her family. She enjoyed every day, but especially Saturdays for bingo and Sundays for Sunday school and worship services sponsored by Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church. She still loved playing the piano.
She was born Oct. 23, 1924, at the Owl Creek community to Charlie M. and Anna M. Thompson Sliger. One morning when she was about 9 years of age, she was at the barn where her mother was milking, and she said, "Momma, I don't feel right inside me." Her mother led her to the Lord. She was a longtime member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Ada.
She married Wilburn E. Bennett on Jan. 23, 1944, and he left for the Navy in May of 1944. Their first born was Towanah Elaine Bennett, who was born and died a few hours later on Jan. 16, 1947.
Wilburn passed away Oct. 2, 2011.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Phillips and husband, Hubert; grandson, Kent Phillips and wife, Traci; granddaughter, Lori Allen and husband, Dan; great-grandson, Ryan Phillips; and great-granddaughters, Madison Phillips and Mikayla Dye, all of Knoxville, Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a daughter.
Published on January 8, 2020


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